Tan Chong Huat

Tan Chong Huat

Senior Partner, RHTLaw Asia LLP; Chairman, China-ASEAN Business Alliance

Tan Chong Huat is a senior partner and one of the founding members of RHTLaw Asia, the non-executive chairman of RHT Group of Companies and the chairman of China-ASEAN Business Alliance (CABA), a regionally focused think tank and business network. He is a leading finance and corporate lawyer, a successful entrepreneur and investor, and a dedicated law professor. He is also active in public service and charity work. He sits as a council member in the Singapore Road Safety Council and is chairman of the RHT Rajan Menon Foundation. He has also established a National University of Singapore Grant in favour of the Law Faculty. An award named RHT Tan Chong Huat Corporate Crime Award has also been established by the School of Law, Singapore Management University.

A logo of Ant Group is pictured at the headquarters of the company, an affiliate of Alibaba, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, 29 October 2020. (Aly Song/File Photo/Reuters)

Regulating new technologies: Singapore and China can work together

Law experts Tan Chong Huat and Amanda Chen observe that the recent halting of Ant Group’s dual listing on the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges augur more regulatory changes in the micro-loans industry. While this lowers financial stability risk, will more of such regulations hinder fintech advancements? Where’s the middle ground? In their opinion, there is much that Singapore and China can learn from each other in the regulation of emerging technologies.
People pass an electronic stock board at The SGX Centre on 12 March, 2020. (SPH)

Singapore vs Hong Kong: Who will benefit more with greater legal market opportunities from US-China competition?

In the context of China-US competition, US-listed China concept stocks companies may find it advantageous to get secondary listings on the Hong Kong or Singapore stock exchange. US companies may also veer towards Singapore and Hong Kong when it comes to international arbitration cases. In the final analysis, will Singapore or Hong Kong have the edge?